AVLF’s mission is to create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring the fight for equal justice. We aspired to make long-term commitments to and build trust with neighborhoods where we thought we could help bring more stability, like Forest Cove.
Michael reflects on AVLF’s growth and takes a look at our biggest dreams for the future of AVLF and our city.
Deputy Director Michael Lucas reflects on another year of growth at Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation—and exciting innovations to come.
Good evening. My name is Michael Lucas and I have the privilege of being the Deputy Director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Our Safe Families Office is the place where AVLF – through our volunteers – literally saves lives. By watching – and getting more involved in – the amazing work that we do in that program over my seven years at AVLF, I have learned a lot about intimate partner violence. I have learned that it touches everyone.
In the first 120 days of Standing with Our Neighbors, more than 100 volunteers have contributed to this innovative initiative.